1955 Greenie in 3D

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S Brian wrote:Lots of hours, but I am sure you had fun. Before I retired I designed brake master cylinders for Bendix/Bosch. In the beginning it was at the drawing board, then a black and white 2D CAD scope with a light pen and finally using 3D Catia software. I loved drawing 3D solid models and it made the work fun.
I started out in the pencil and vellum era as well, then worked my way through some of the early PC-based CAD programs that most people today probably have never heard of (LaserCAD, VersaCAD, etc.) Along the way the company I work for started using AutoCAD, which has been the mainstay ever since. We only use 2D at work (AutoCAD MAP), but with the assistance of the built-in help files and the Internet I was able to figure out many of the AutoCAD 3D commands and features on my own. Lots of trial and error!

I would love the opportunity to work with Catia, Solidworks, Inventor, etc. I've tried the free version of Sketchup but haven't taken the time to really learn it.
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I friend of mine used to sell VersaCAD. I went to one of his demo once. That was many years ago.

Great work on your part.
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Jack Wilson wrote:I friend of mine used to sell VersaCAD. I went to one of his demo once. That was many years ago.

Great work on your part.
I REALLY liked VersaCAD. Back in the DOS days it was an incredible program. I customized the heck out of it to perform all kinds of automated and streamlined processes using its built-in programming language (CPL) that, unfortunately, was unique to VersaCAD. Then the world moved on to Windows, VersaCAD didn't keep up with progress, and the last programs I wrote in CPL were custom routines to assist in converting the files to AutoCAD format. Alas. :(
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Re: 1955 Greenie in 3D

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Hi wow..just wow nice job ! any chance you could post or email me your 3d files ? If I can turn it into something that will 3d print I will send you one !! thanks !
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Just came across this old post. I'm hoping that magnagreen is still out there and would be willing to share that CAD file he created. I'm looking to create a bit of a custom unit from an old Mark V 500 and this would save me a ton of time taking measurements and such. Magnagreen, if you're out there, please drop a response. Thank you.

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Amazing! The detail work is beautiful!
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Record show this user was Last active: 05 Feb 2014 21:32 so I wouldn't get your hopes up on a reply.

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